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KINPA Annual Conference 2020

Williams Powell is pleased to sponsor the KINPA 2020 annual conference where David Grainger will be speaking on 10 December 2020 on "How to keep costs down and avoid pitfalls at the EPO".

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AI
On 21 September 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in THALER v COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF PATENTS TRADE MARKS AND DESIGNS [2021] EWCA Civ 1374. The Court of Appeal, in a split 2/1 decision dismissed Dr Thaler's appeal. Lord Justice Ar...
Patents
AI
Today a second country has confirmed that DABUS, an artificial intelligence system, can be named as the inventor in a patent and that Dr Stephen Thaler as the rightful owner of the DABUS inventions. Following from patent applications filed by Wi...
Patents
Trade Marks
As of 1 January 2021, a UK, Gibraltar or Channel Islands address for service will be required for any new UK IP rights. This change has received parliamentary approval and is implemented in a UK IPO notice (TPN 2/2020) dated 21 December 2020. Ac...
Patents
Europe may soon have its Unified Patent Court and Williams Powell is ready to assist you. With attorneys qualified for the European Patent Litigation Certificate (which gives UPC rights of representation) and as a Patent Attorney Advocate & Litig...
Patents
This Court of Appeal Decision concerned two families of patents held by FibroGen:Family A and Family B relating to H1F-PH inhibitors for the treatment of (respectively) CKD anaemia (anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease) and ACD (anaemi...